Hobbies & Interests

Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts

  • HGIF
    DK
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    With over 70 step-by-step ideas to make and create at home, Handmade Gifts covers all the popular crafts such as sewing, knitting, paper crafts, candle making and crochet, as well as making jam and baking.

    With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, there are ideas for every occasion including birthdays, seasonal gatherings, house-warmings and baby showers. There are also 20 technique lessons scattered throughout the book which will help you with casting on and off, embroidery stitches and melting soap.

    From handmade cards to crochet blankets and chocolate egg truffles, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to give handmade presents!
  • MGSC
    Laura Strutt
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    Whether you're looking to learn how to crochet or have moved on to other stitches and patterns, this book will help reignite your love of granny squares, circles, triangles and more.

    Modern Granny Square Crochet and More will teach you all the basic stitches and techniques you need to create a selection of stylish pieces and will start you off with larger scale projects for the home (pillow, throws, etc.) before moving onto finishing touches including rugs, place mats and crochet 'pictures'.
  • Draw Your Way to a Younger Brain Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250380 - Anastasia Catris
    DWYB
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    This three-book collection of art therapy has been especially designed to help you draw your way to a younger brain.

    Losing your memory is one of the biggest concerns in people aged over 40 and these three books provide a creative way to help you keep your mind sharper and 'younger'. Each book contains a series of line drawings and then space on the opposite page which allows you to copy the illustration.

    The scenes gradually become more challenging as you progress and every page can help stimulate the parts of your brain that are vital for memory retention.
  • Hello Crafting Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910231463
    HCPK
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Say 'hello' to a brand new hobby with this three-book collection of craft titles - you'll be hooked in no time!

    Crafting is becoming more and more popular by the day and this set of books provides the perfect introduction to crochet, sewing and knitting for novice crafters - as well as a wealth of inspiration for experts.

    Packed with step-by-step instructions for 45 individual project patterns to sew, knit and crochet, this collection of full-colour books will have readers hooked and making beautiful gifts for friends and family in no time at all.
  • RACC
    Ruby and Custard
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    This easy-to-follow craft book contains a selection of patterns for adults, children and babies from Ruby and Custard, one of the most highly respected British crochet brands.

    With over 30 stylish accessories to choose from, the problem you'll have is choosing where to start. Perfect for at home and on special occasions, among the projects you'll find ideas for beanie hats, berets, gloves, scarves, mittens, soft toys, blankets and much, much more.

    Once you've mastered the basic pattern, you'll be able to customise the designs yourself and create even more amazing projects. This book includes everything you need to know to master crochet!
  • AC2033
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    Displayed in a tin, this Mandalas colouring and doodle book comes with eight high-quality colouring pencils to help you find calmness and serenity.

    Colouring in has become one of the nation's favourite activities and what better gift for someone who loves it than this?

    Dimensions: 315 x 225mm
  • AC2034
    (1)
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    Displayed in a tin, this Botanical Patterns colouring and doodle book comes with eight high-quality colouring pencils to help you find calmness and serenity.

    Colouring in has become one of the nation's favourite activities and what better gift for someone who loves it than this?

    Dimensions: 315 x 225mm
  • AC2035
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    Displayed in a tin, this Patterns and Motifs colouring and doodle book comes with eight high-quality colouring pencils to help you find calmness and serenity.

    Colouring in has become one of the nation's favourite activities and what better gift for someone who loves it than this?

    Dimensions: 315 x 225mm
  • KSMS
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    This book contains a variety of ideas for adorable animal scarves, mitts and socks that you can knit!

    Whether you love the bright colours of tropical fish or are looking for something softer like a rabbit, there are ideas for kids of all ages and even adults in the projects.

    With simple stitches, easy-to-follow instructions and photographs to show you all the important details, you'll have a menagerie of animal-themed knits in next to no time at all.
  • BWAT
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    If you want to start painting or are looking to hone your skills, Beginner's Watercolour will inspire you to pick up a brush and a palette in order to create your own masterpieces.

    Suitable for all ages, it will show you the basics of painting with watercolour - from building up washes to mixing colours and creating the impressions of light and shade. There is also advice on how you can use effects such as spattering, sponging and stippling.

    A brilliant book bursting with advice for all those who want to paint - whether you're interested in portraying landscapes, still lives or people.
  • CEBT
    Val Pierce
    (1)
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    A fun, cute and cuddly collection of characters and special gifts to knit and crochet, Cutest Ever Baby Toys is full of perfect presents to make for the little one in your life.

    Offering a host of soft and squishy characters including a crocheted crab, a dinosaur and a lovely rotund penguin, the book even offers step-by-step instructions for making mobiles, a playbook and a pair of rattles to keep baby entertained.

    The helpful images and easy-to-follow information in this book show just quickly and easily beautiful baby toys can be made with the remnants of soft yarn.
  • FHAB
    Jenny Occleshaw
    (2)
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    Written by crafts expert Jenny Occleshaw, Fantastical Hats and Beanies provides you with a collection of projects for hand-made small children's headwear that would suit every outfit and any occasion. The easy-to-follow instructions make this book suitable for beginners and expert crafters alike, and there is a huge variety of techniques and styles on offer here, meaning there is a hat or beanie for every kind of little one!
  • PPMA
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    Stimulating and relaxing art therapy comes in the shape of these two incredible colouring books.

    Perfect Patterns will calm you down as you add a personal touch, incredible doodles and dash of colour to some dazzling designs, while Mandala Art gives you the chance to find mindfulness as you colour in the intricate designs on these beautiful creations.

    Two brilliant books with tear-off sheets so you can display your creations with pride once you've finished them.
  • TMTW
    Sam McKechnie
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    The Magpie and the Wardrobe A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells, is a lovingly curated compendium of time-honoured traditions and curious customs that have bewitched us for generations. Discover simple magic, heirloom recipes and forgotten fairytales in this eclectic treasury. The twelve chapters, representative of the seasons, present the celebrations, superstitions and folklore that shape our year. From cherished traditions like Valentine's Day to the lost excitement of May Day, The Magpie and the Wardrobe reveals a calendar bursting with history, imagination and curious facts. Take a closer look at your favourite homespun rituals and the magic we conjure every day; make a candle wish, mix a moon oil elixir, and hang your romantic hopes on the predictions of an apple peel. Illustrated by a unique collection of ephemera and embellished with trinkets and charms, this sumptuous volume will appeal to the creative and curious. Digital version available in an enhanced eBook format.
  • TBOB
    Cheryl Owen
    (4)
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    Cheryl Owen's The Book Of Bags offers a delightful collection of 30 easy-to-make bags that will suit every outfit and occasion.

    From a bright and cheery beach bag to a classic evening clutch, there's a bag project here for every occasion. The collection includes sewing projects that are suitable for experienced crafters and newcomers alike. Every project is explained using easy-to-follow instructions so that even a novice could create a stunning bespoke bag in hardly any time.

    Hand-made bags are not only a fabulous way to accessorise and express your own style, they also make personal and unique gifts. With such a variety of techniques and styles, there really is something for all your friends and family in this wonderful book!
  • HTMO
    Janelle Fischer
    (1)
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    Whether your child loves dogs, ducks or dinosaurs, you'll be able to make the right onesie for them with this fun and practical book. And with the cold winter nights just around the corner, now is the time to get making!

    Designed for those with basic sewing skills, the book shows how you can transform a plain garment to tie in with your child's favourite animals. Each motif is cut using a template as a guide and is appliqued in place, while the decorative stitching adds definition, humour and style.

    Compiled by Janelle Fischer, who has over 20 years' experience in the sewing and fashion industry, the book also provides a number of patterns for you to make use of, including a princess and a pirate.
  • MNCS
    Hannah Sturrock
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    As you stitch, you gradually see something pretty come to life and are left with the satisfaction of knowing you made it with your own fair hands... This cross-stitch book is bursting with 30 beautiful patterns for you to work with, including birthday napkins, a fading flower tote and snowflake ornaments.

    Whether you need something beautiful for babies, celebratory for a special occasion or special for around the home, you'll find it in here. Floral cushions, a Christmas toy sack and stitched gift tags are just three of the handmade delights.

    Written by Hannah Sturrock of Bobo Stitch, Modern Cross Stitch is a craft book that will delight beginners and experienced cross-stitchers alike.
  • KMER
    Sue Stratford
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    The Knitting Hut owner Sue Stratford's brilliantly witty Knitted Meerkats is a crafter's dream.

    The gorgeous knitted meerkats come with a whole host of variations to transform them into a cast of fun and novel characters that will be much loved by anyone who sees, or receives, them.

    From punk rockers to ballerinas, and dinosaurs to footballers, this crafts book proves there really is a meerkat for everyone. With easy-to-follow patterns and instructions, it won't be long before you're knitting the entire clan!
  • ASUP
    Chloe Owens
    (4)
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    Presented with a beautifully illustrated hardback cover, All Sewn Up is an absolute delight from start to finish.

    Bursting with 35 exquisite projects which use an array of sewing techniques including applique, embroidery and decorative stitches, the full-colour pictures and photos throughout mean following each step-by-step guide is easy and brilliantly enjoyable too.

    Featuring inspirational creations you can make for the home, children or as gifts, including oven mitts, coasters, baby bibs, pillows, doorstops, laptop covers, brooches and even a lampshade plus many other ideas, you can enjoy a journey like never before with your needle and thread.

    The vast array of activities mean you can find something to suit every taste and skill level too.
  • CCBB
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    Learn how to make all the soft furnishings you could need - and add a dash of personality to them - with this exciting craft book from DK.

    Cushions, Curtains, Bedding & Blinds is the definitive and practical guide to making an inspiring selection for your home. By following the step-by-step instructions, you can give your favourite armchair a new lease of life with a slipcover; revive an old lampshade with a new wrap and so much more.

    The expert advice will help you choose the right materials, measure everything up and even install the project. It even unveils some handy trade secrets!
  • CLET
    (3)
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    Packed with creative prompts, fun exercises and simple step-by-step projects to complete, Creative Lettering and Beyond is a sophisticated, interactive book that will teach you how to create beautiful hand-lettered crafts in no time at all.

    From modern calligraphy and illustration to chalk and stitching, the clever and unique book presents a variety of ways to turn words and letters into beautiful pieces of art you can be proud of - such as gifts, home decor and more...

    Complete with full-colour photographs that guide you through each of the projects - and even a section on taking your hand-drawn inspiration into the digital realm of Photoshop - you'll learn to swirl, flourish and free-brush your way to creating your own unique lettering style.
  • HMXM
    (1)
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    Packed with 35 step-by-step projects and inspirational ideas for the festive season, Handmade Christmas is the book to help you celebrate the big day with crafts and style.

    From making gifts for loved ones to decorating the table for Christmas lunch, this is bursting with inspiration and the projects and ideas are suitable for all tastes, ages and styles - whether you like bold and bright or chic and sophisticated.

    Separated into three sections - Decorations, Cards & Giftwrap and Gifts - all the projects have step-by-step instructions. By following them, you'll soon be making your own Christmas crackers, embroidery gift tags and even meringue snowflakes.
  • CPME
    Simona Hill
    (1)
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    The Complete Practical Book of Crafts features 300 easy-to-make crafty projects, all with step-by-step instructions and over 2000 photographs to help guide you along the way. Creative, original and stylish designs from contemporary craft artists are included throughout the book and among the projects featured are those that incorporate papercrafts, stencils, embroidery, patchwork, cross stitch, printing and much more. Making designer crafts simple, this book provides readers with a fascinating new range of techniques and skills to learn, try and enjoy.
  • HWSM
    Marie Clayton
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    Marie Clayton's How to Use a Sewing Machine is a beginner's manual that will help any would-be sewer get to know their machine and learn all the basic maintenance and techniques they will need.

    Offering advice on seams, hems, zips, buttonholes and much more, the book will help you do everything from choosing a machine to setting it up and it also covers all the basic dressmaking techniques.

    With this book, you can create a whole new wardrobe from scratch, make stylish curtains and cushions and carry out simple repairs. With its jargon-busting glossary and troubleshooting section, you'll be an expert in tackling gathers and pleats and embroidery, applique, patchwork and quilting!